Bonner takes charge of Erne Gaels

By Michael McMullan FORMER Donegal All-Ireland winner and manager Declan Bonner has been appointed as the new manager of Fermanagh side Erne Gaels. Bonner was the front runner for the post with Donegal player Paul Brennan as part of his management ticket. The Gaels were in search of a manager after Seamus Ryder stepped down […]

TONY BOYLE: “A nice place to get a result”

Teams played for: An Clochan Liath (Dungloe) and Donegal. Your current involvement: Manager of club minor girls and senior ladies teams.   Which club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why? Advertisement A championship game down in Magheragallan v Gaoth Dobhair. I think it was in 1990. We were only in […]

Carr and O’Rourke take the reins at Donegal

DONEGAL’S search for a new inter-county management team has come to an end with the appointment of Paddy Carr and Aidan O’Rourke. Their names were ratified at a meeting of the County Committee tonight, bringing to an end a lengthy wait to find a successor to Declan Bonner, who stepped down in the wake of […]

GERARD O’KANE: The spider’s web

THE managerial merry-go-round is in full swing at the moment at county level. County board delegates are meeting in smoke-filled back rooms, curtains closed, under cover of darkness and a special knock to get in. The veil of secrecy thrown over some of these processes is akin to waiting on white smoke coming from the […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Championship fever set to strike in Donegal

WITH two group games played here in Donegal, things are hotting up as the third round of group games take place this weekend in the Senior Football Championship. I’ve stated before that given the nature of our championship and how it is structured, things are slow to get going. After this weekend, things will get […]

Bonner reflects on ‘brilliant journey’ as Donegal boss

By Ryan Ferry THE Donegal senior footballers will have a new bainisteoir next year after Declan Bonner stepped down from the role yesterday (Wednesday) evening. Bonner addressed club delegates at a County Committee meeting and confirmed that he will not be continuing in the position. The Na Rossa clubman informed the players and the backroom […]


DESSIE Farrell said last week that Dublin are on a good trajectory. Which was as plausible as the Russian ambassador saying they are mounting a humanitarian operation in Ukraine. Maybe Dessie meant a good downward trajectory. If that is so, then against Kildare on Sunday their trajectory got even better. It’s not that the Dubs […]